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Functional Voice and Speech Outcomes Following Surgical Voice Restorations: A Comparison of Pharyngeal Reconstruction Approaches


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Larynx Cancer

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Trial Information

Functional Voice and Speech Outcomes Following Surgical Voice Restorations: A Comparison of Pharyngeal Reconstruction Approaches


Inclusion Criteria:



- Subjects who have undergone removal of the larynx and the entire pharynx by either
traditional reconstruction or more advanced reconstructive techniques, which involve
the use of tissue, such as skin or bowel, from other parts of the body. There is no
time frame for reconstruction. All subjects who have previously undergone
reconstruction are eligible.

- Subjects who use the tracheoesophageal puncture method of voice restoration as their
primary communication technique.

- > or equal to 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

- Do not have functional voice restoration.

- Do not speak English as a functional language.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Determine the pertinent differences in objective and subjective voice parameters between PR techniques, specifically comparing those techniques that provide mucosal lining (jejunum) to those with cutaneous lining (radial forearm flap).

Outcome Time Frame:

conclusion of study

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Dennis Kraus, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

05-104

NCT ID:

NCT00600223

Start Date:

October 2005

Completion Date:

October 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Larynx Cancer
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms

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Location

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew York, New York  10021